Corporate Social Responsibility

At Avicanna, we strive to develop and provide
responsible and sustainable delivery
of innovative cannabinoid-based solutions.

We’ve taken on the responsibility to be cognisant of the way we conduct our business and give back to the communities in which we operate. Through various positive social and environmental efforts we strive to transform the cannabis industry and leave a positive impact on our planet.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

EDUCATION

To lead the evolution of the medical cannabis industry, we believe significant effort and resources should be dedicated in the education of medical communities and patients about the research, benefits and safe use of medical cannabis.

  • International Medical Symposia: Our education plans include several medical symposia to increase awareness on the current research being conducted internationally. Our goal is to educate the healthcare communities on the expanding possibilities of medical cannabis applications as effective treatment options for several major indications including pain, oncology, epilepsy, and dermatology. In May 2018, in Santa Marta, Colombia, experienced Canadian and Colombian healthcare professionals and scientists led discussions on current ongoing cannabinoid research. Topics included patient response, advanced indication-specific medical applications and emerging clinical research in this field.
  • Canadian Patient Education: We have taken the lead in providing patients and medical practitioners in Canada with the knowledge and access to cannabis and cannabinoid products for medical use through our online platform of MyCannabis. MyCannabis is focused on gathering and providing all the necessary tools in order to enable educated consumer and patient decisions, along with keeping our Medical Practitioners constantly informed and educated on the latest data and information surrounding the use of cannabinoids and cannabinoid products.
  • Continuing Medical Education Courses: As part of our ongoing efforts to educate medical communities on the evolving medical cannabis industry we will be offering educational courses and certification for prescribing medical practitioners on different cannabinoid-related subject matter, products, research and prescribing guidelines.  The courses will be provided by leading medical and scientific experts on cannabinoids from internationally acclaimed medical institutions and universities.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

We believe in protecting the planet and preserving the environment that we live and operate in. We value conservation through collective action and strive to combine of our modern way of life with an understanding and respect for everything that nature has to offer.

  • Sun-grown, sustainable and organic cultivation of cannabis: Dedicated to environmental preservation, we will cultivate 100% sun grown cannabis, in the foothills of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada Mountains near the Caribbean Sea. Implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and promoting a living soil for our plants to grow happy and healthy, We will be working closely with some leading certifying agencies for attaining international certifications for both organic and agricultural practices. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint and maintain our soils free from synthetic compounds, harsh chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides.

REGULATIONS

As a driving force in a rapidly expanding industry, we remain committed to 100% legal practices with specific focus on medical and wellness products.

  • Cultivation: Avicanna is federally licensed by the government of Colombia to operate its fully vertically integrated model. These operations include commercial cultivation, processing, manufacturing, sale, and export of medical cannabis products.
  • Research and Development: In collaboration with leading academic and medical institutions, in addition to the work of our own 20+ scientific team members in Canada, Avicanna continues to conduct. all of its research and development on cannabinoids under specific approvals obtained from Health Canada.
  • Clinical Trials: In collaboration with the top medical institutions in Canada, Colombia, and Jamaica, Avicanna conducts various stages of clinical development with specific approvals by the respective federal regulatory bodies including Health Canada and INVIMA.

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

Devoted to providing positive value to all stakeholders, we take pride in socially responsible initiatives and dedicating resources to being an ideal corporate citizen in the cannabis industry.

  • Biodiversity Conservation: We take stance against deforestation and preserving the natural wildlife and aquatic ecosystems in the communities we operate. Our 100% organic and sustainable cultivation practices work to minimize soil and water pollution, and carbon emissions allowing for maximum resilience to climate change.
  • Improved Livelihoods and Human Well-being: Through our mission to give back, we employ workers in local communities as we will be coordinating cooperative farming projects with small community farmers and indigenous peoples in Colombia.
  • Promoting socially responsible practices: We encourage our suppliers to adhere to the highest standards of responsibility and environmental consciousness. We strive to minimize our carbon footprint and waste production by constantly focusing on new ways to use excess plant material.